Tag Archives: environment

Carlisle Cranberry Bog, ME

At the beginning of July I went to the old cranberry bog near Carlisle.  It is a beautiful place – full of wildflowers,  birds and insects at this time of year. here are some of the photographs that I took … Continue reading

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Seabirds of Christmas Island

On a recent visit to Christmas Island, Kiribati I was lucky enough to spend a short time with the local wildlife official on a rat-free island in the lagoon reserved for seabirds. Christmas Island is an important breeding area for several … Continue reading

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Afternoon Walk by the Lake in Ireland

The cottage is surrounded by trees including beech, oak, larch and Scots Pine.  The lane winds through mixed woodland leading to hedgerows and fields. These photographs were taken at the end of May on a walk through the woods and into the … Continue reading

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

I went to Plum Island last weekend  – the Parker River National Wildlife refuge.  Wonderful to see the ecosystems on this barrier island. It was a bit early for many migrants, but as I am still excited by almost any … Continue reading

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Flowers from a La Jolla Garden in March

Spring came early to Southern California this year.  The blue skies and riot of color in a peaceful La Jolla yard was wonderful after the freezing Boston weather and piles of snow.  Hummingbirds rested in the shade and Monarch butterflies flew by … Continue reading

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Loons in Winter

My first Winter in Boston – although it is cold – birding in Boston Harbor is excellent! This evening I watched two loons in winter plumage feeding next to Central Wharf by the New England Aquarium. I stood on the packed … Continue reading

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Fall in the Hudson Valley

Last month I went to a conference above the Hudson river. The leaves were turning and  late garden flowers  blooming.  Although it was wet and windy outside everything seemed to glow with rich fall warmth.  I spent an hour one … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Grounds of an old Venetian Castle, Pylos, Greece

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On a hot, dusty day in early June I visited a beautiful, old castle that looked out onto the Meditereanian from Pylos on the Greek coast. Wildflowers were everywhere and I took many?photographs as I walked…

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Morning Walk in the Baja Desert behind Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is known for it’s wonderful marine preserve  – a very special place teeming with ocean life. What is not so well known is that the desert behind the village is also amazing. I was lucky enough to go … Continue reading

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Some Spring Birds at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, San Diego

          Every Spring I try to visit Silverwood wildlife Sanctuary run by San Diego Audubon.  This is a very species reserve of over 750 acres near Lakeside.  There is an observation area close to the entrance … Continue reading

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